Dining and Food Our Gourmet

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Our Gourmet: Good Asian fare, tucked away in Hooksett

Oct 17, 2017

We haven't been up into the Hooksett Village Shoppes plaza much since Walmart moved across the river and the FussBudget and friends moved on from birthdays at Cowabunga's.

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Our Gourmet: Great new face on a familiar space

Oct 10, 2017

Many years ago, one of our favorite hangouts was the Codfish Aristocracy on The Hill in downtown Portsmouth. The food was good, the drinks were big and inexpensive, and the entertainment was always fun.

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Our Gourmet: The new Daw Kun: As Thai as it gets
When a new Asian restaurant opens in the Manchester area, one or more of our review teams is on it...
Our Gourmet: Cajun meets tapas at the new Madear's
We've had Madear's on our radar since reporter Doug Alden wrote about preparations for its opening...
Our Gourmet: Another great spot for Mexican in Nashua
This wasn't supposed to be a column about an excellent and authentic Mexican restaurant in downtown...
Our Gourmet: Country Spirit has charm fit for royalty
One of the most charming country restaurants we've been to in New England is just up the road in...
Our Gourmet: Small bites at NH's biggest brewery
The Biergarten: Small bites at a big brewery
Our Gourmet: Nashua's Pig Tale has the goods
A recent upgrade to Sunday night dinners at Pig Tale prompted a visit to Nashua, where acoustic...
Our Gourmet: Bedford stalwart is as good as ever
We were over to Whole Foods in Bedford one recent weeknight, picking up some staples we can't find...
Our Gourmet: Creative cuisine at The Birch on Elm
Imagination and execution prevail at Birch on Elm
Our Gourmet: A countryside drive yields a tasty find
Every once in a while, the Dining Companion likes to give her little sports car a good airing out.
Our Gourmet: Milford's Bar One is One great spot
Again this week, Mrs. Gourmet and I find ourselves at an establishment we hadn't noticed before in...
Our Gourmet: Trappings are Celtic, but it's all American
The name and the trimmings may sound Celtic, but the Tilted Kilt is as American a sports pub as...
Our Gourmet: Out-of-the-ordinary Mexican at El Rincon
El Rincon: Out of the ordinary Mexican in downtown Manchester
Great seafood, and miles from the beach
Great seafood, nowhere near the beach
Our Gourmet: A Concord pub worthy of its name
Parts of Concord, it seems, are overrun with restaurants of all description, and the area of Storrs...
Our Gourmet: A new face for an old Indian favorite
New face for an old Indian favorite
Our Gourmet: A great dinner at a local landmark
We had a hankering for beef most of the day, so when we started looking for a destination, The...
Our Gourmet: A cozy, rewarding Italian experience in Concord
We could easily spend a couple hours strolling and window shopping along Concord's Main Street,...
Crazy for noodles? Go to Londonderry
Going crazy for noodles in Londonderry
Greek for the family: Dimitriou's in Pelham
Dimitriou's in Pelham is an interesting hybrid. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and billing...
Our Gourmet: Dinner is a winner at Derry's Halligan
Getting in the spirit at Halligan Tavern, Derry
Our Gourmet: A cozy place with an expansive menu
Putnam's: Cozy spot, expansive menu
Our Gourmet: Fine flavors from the Mediterranean
Matbah: Mediterranean in Manchester
Our Gourmet: Dim sum offers a different kind of Sunday brunch
Dim sum, for a different kind of Sunday brunch
Why haven't we come here before?
Our Gourmet keeps a fairly extensive list of the places we've reviewed. It's a list that goes back...
Our Gourmet: A fine new cantina we could get used to
A dandy little Mexican restaurant has emerged at the former site of PJ O'Sullivan's on South Willow...
Our Gourmet: Finding an outlet for vegan desires
Going vegan at Willow's Plant Based Eatery

Monadnock Region


Our Gourmet: A terrific small-plate experience at Moxy
Modern American tapas at Moxy is beckoning near the Portsmouth waterfront, and answering the call...
Our Gourmet: Waterfront food and fun in Portsmouth
A great spot for a lazy harborside dinner in Portsmouth: Lazy Jack's
Our Gourmet: Great food and beer found on a WHYM
We do our best to keep up to date on the dining scene around the state, but occasionally the ol'...
Our Gourmet: Great Middle Eastern in a modest setting
The aroma of Middle Eastern spices and herbs immerse diners as soon as they enter the door, the...
Our Gourmet: A Tuscan addition to the Port City scene
A Tuscan addition to Portsmouth's high-end dining scene
Our Gourmet: A dining hot spot in an old firehouse
The dining scene in downtown Exeter has taken a few steps up since the last time we were in town.

Lakes Region-Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

Our Gourmet: Good food, good value at Italian Farmhouse
We don't have any kids of college age at the moment (the FussBudget is years away), but if we did,...
Our Gourmet: Beachfront fun at Laconia's NazBar
Back in Grandpa's day, the Naswa Resort was just one of the many motels that line Weirs Boulevard...
A relaxing spot for good food, good views
Just in time for summer: Shibley's by the Bay
Our Gourmet: Great dining, great views at The Hilltop
High on a hill just outside Laconia, the Steele Hill Resort in Sanbornton is a sprawling property...

White Mountains & North Woods

Our Gourmet: Great place to fuel up before hitting the trail
Gypsy Cafe: Spectacular meal follows a spectacular day in the mountains


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